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I'll send an email with this info to support as you suggested.
It doesn't seem to open ANY zipped file. It fails at the same place for a simple file I've created using 7zip locally on my machine. In fact, if i leave the default .7z extension, Alteryx doesn't even recognize it as a zip file. If i name it .zip then it does, but still fails to open (won't list the file inside the zipped file.)
QUESTION: I've set 7zip to be the default compression utility on the machine. Does Alteryx use that? Or have some other method for dealing with the file?
I'll attach 3 files to the support email, none of which Alteryx can open for me..
I responded to your open support case via email, but I'll respond to this as well for the benefit of others.
You are correct in that Alteryx does not support (nor recognize) .7z files, and simply renaming the file extension to .zip will not work since the file was created using the 7z Archive Format. The compressed file must be created using the .zip Archive Format, as shown below:
When clicking on your archive and then the Info button in the 7 Zip program, the .zip file you sent shows that it is type 7z:
I unzipped your files using 7 Zip and and then re-zipped them with Archive Format ".zip". Alteryx was able to read them successfully. You will need to make sure that your archive process creates these files with the appropriate Archive Format.
Thank you, Peter!
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If you need help modifying it fit your needs, please provide a sample file(s) that represents your situation, and what you expect for a result (just extract all files to a directory, or union all data files, or union files of similar data structures or naming convention, etc). Be sure to include any complexity, like if there are multiple files or a directory structure of files with common names, or if you need it to extract multiple compressed files, etc.